Check out the newest eateries and bars opening around Leeds this summer.
Having just opened last month, Kino is a city centre restaurant and bar presenting the best independent food, wine, and beer. Perfect for anything from wine and cheese to coffee and cake, Kino uses local suppliers to provide the freshest and most sustainable ingredients.
Not to be missed is the plant board for two, featuring Provencal olives, roast peppers, smoked almonds, and local sourdough bread, among other treats. Just make sure you leave room for dessert, as it would be a crime to leave without checking out the brownie or chocolate and ginger flapjack.
This brand-new independent coffee shop opened back in June on Kirkstall Road and is already making a name for itself as the place to go for that much needed daily coffee fix. Inspired by Sydney’s vibrant café culture (Australia is the inventor of the flat white after all) you can expect passionate baristas and a relaxed and rustic vibe. You can also even buy a bag of the café’s signature roast and enjoy a perfect brew at home.
Pinnacle Beer & Gin Hall
Formerly Roxy Lanes, Pinnacle has recently undergone a huge transformation to welcome seven pool tables, 20 draught beer lines, and a massive selection of over 100 gins. The site now puts on pool tournaments for between 16 and 64 people, so get ready to show off your skills.
As well as the huge selection of beers and gins, Pinnacle also has a diverse cocktail menu, boasting all the classics as well as the bar’s own creations. Cazcabel honey, lime, and sugar syrup combine to become the Mis-bee-havin, while the Tipsy Tea features peach and raspberry gin, peach schnapps, tea, and lemon juice.
After dazzling the likes of Manchester and London, this brand has recently made its home in Leeds, operating out of Northern Monk Refectory as a pop-up until its main site is up and running. Serving the classic combo of burgers and chips, the restaurant has gotten pretty good at its niche over its 10 year history. Check out the classic chicken burger featuring a delicious basil pesto, go vegetarian with the sweetcorn and courgette fritter, or try the new Sunday roast burger, currently only available in Leeds.
The Green Room
Brunch and cocktail enthusiasts alike will want
to check out this new rooftop eatery in Leeds city centre. An all-day destination, The Green Room provides coffee and brunch throughout the day, and then becomes a hub for craft beer, cocktails, and dancing at night. The food menu is veggie heaven, featuring only smoked salmon as a non-veggie option. Brunch classics such as the fully loaded avocado toast meet with more surprising twists on old favourites such as the pavlova French toast.